Transportation Tech - ITS Basic Training - Bootcamp for Your Traffic Team

ITS Basic Training

Provide your new hires with ITS Basic Training – reducing on the job training time, travel costs, and overwhelm... 

Want an easier way to train new staff on intelligent transportation systems that delivers real results? Wish you could find an easier way than weeks or months of on the job training?  

Join fellow state DOT’s, public works departments, consultants, federal agencies, small businesses, and start-ups – and reduce the pain and headaches of getting staff “up to speed”.  

Transportation Tech’s ITS Basic Training – will help you give your new staff a base of knowledge they can get started on and get off to a running start, then springboard into understanding the nuances of your technology… because, as we know - when you’ve seen one ITS deployment… you’ve seen one ITS deployment. 

Focus on what really matters and get more done. We’ll give your staff online training, designed for novice’s who are new to the ITS space and come from all walks of life.  


Check out our downloadable handout that provides detailed information about ITS Basic Training: Bootcamp For Your Traffic Team.  

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ITS Basic Training contains online lessons on Intelligent Transportation Systems and wrap around supportive services to help your new hires get off to the right start!



Access to 10 modules (51 lessons) that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, at any time. Designed for today's busy professional - most lessons are no more than 20-30 minutes. Each lesson also includes downloadable hand-outs to take notes and follow-along at your own pace.



Staff can network with their peers across the country facing similar challenges and answering similar questions.

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Take any of the ITS Basic Training courses from your smart phone, with an app and a full screen viewing experience. From your desk to your truck - learn on the go when it works best for you. 



How do you fix that again? Watch videos step by step on how to perform repairs, do installations, and configure software. New videos are added each month. Only available to Organizational & Premium members.

“The sooner we have more connected vehicles on the roads, the sooner we can save more lives and improve mobility.”

Shailen Bhatt - President & CEO of ITS America

Reduce Trial and Error

Why waste precious staff hours trying to figure out how it all works together? With ongoing step-by-step training videos and access to a community of ITS guru’s your staff will be able to focus on what works and get the job done sooner.


Speed up Productivity

New staff can be nervous or self-conscious about looking bad, so they don’t ask questions when they should. Provide the most effective onboarding training program and give them tools to understand the field, learn, maybe watch the training 3-4 times, and not tie up your productive busy staff’s time teaching the ABC’s of ITS, when they’ve got 9 million other things they need to do.


What makes ITS Basic Training different?  

There are plenty of ways you can discover the world of ITS with the power of Google and YouTube, reading articles and attending conferences, but here is what makes ITS Basic Training Unique...  

  • Gain 24/7 access to 10 modules of ITS knowledge: You can binge watch in a few days or fit in around your already busy schedule. You have a full year to access to the step-by-step training program.
  • Original step-by-step how-to videos created every month: These videos are engaging, and most are no more than 20-30 minutes in length and touch on today’s ITS staff needs.  
  • No costly travel required: Eliminate empty miles on the road, hotel, conference registration fees, and the need to take NEW STAFF off of work.  
  • Highly economical: We know you’ll agree that your organization joining Transportation Tech’s ITS Basic Training program is an exceptional value.  
  • Give back to the next generation: When you join ITS Basic Training you are supporting students and faculty in community colleges and universities around the world learn about ITS. From civil engineers in their senior year, to second year technicians in mechatronics class, to graduate students doing multi-disciplinary ITS research - ITS Basic Training will benefit students in and out of class. If you are a current student or faculty member - CLICK HERE.  

Intelligent Transportation System Market worth 130 Billion USD by 2024

The Smart Transportation Market size is set to exceed $130 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc. 

All of that technology requires installation, configuration, repairs, and in many cases regular calibration. ITS Basic Training gives your organization a competitive advantage by allowing your staff to get started with a firm foundation.

What do you learn in ITS Basic Training?

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Module 1: Intro to Intelligent Transportation Systems

After completing this module, learners will be able to recognize what ITS is, identify the purpose of ITS, and explain the basic operations of ITS and intelligent vehicles.  

  • 01: ITS Intro Module Overview – 0:43 
  • 02: Introduction to ITS–Why do we Need ITS? – 2:03 
  • 03: Introduction to ITS–Components: TMC – 1:03 
  • 04: Introduction to ITS–Components: Communications – 1:33 
  • 05: Introduction to ITS–Components: RSE – 10:43 
  • 06: Introduction to ITS–Components: Intelligent Vehicles – 21:12 
  • 07: Check Your Understanding – 0:43+  

Module 2: Transportation Management Centers (TMC) Overview

The purpose of this module is for learners to discover TMCs, explain the purpose of TMCs, show where TMCs are located within the ITS structure, and analyze the operations of TMCs.  

  • 01: TMC Introduction – 0:28 
  • 02: What is a TMC? – 16:05 
  • 03: What are the Tools of a TMC? – 24:45 
  • 04: What are the Functions of a TMC? – 2:20 
  • 05: Check Your Understanding – 0:45+ (not including quiz  
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Module 3: Roadside Equipment Overview  

Learners will obtain skills to define roadside equipment, express the purpose of roadside equipment, relate roadside equipment to the ITS structure, and classify the operations of roadside equipment.  

  • 01: Roadside Equipment: Module Overview – 1:44 
  • 02: Roadside Equipment: Point Detection – 10:22 
  • 03: Roadside Equipment: Probe Detection – 11:32 
  • 04: Roadside Equipment: Dynamic Message Signs – 28:22 
  • 05: Roadside Equipment: Highway Area Radio – 7.08 
  • 06: Roadside Equipment: Connected Vehicle RSE – 3.04 
  • 07: Check Your Understanding – 0:45+ (not including quiz)  

Module 4: Overview of Connected & Intelligent Vehicles

This module will allow the learner to discover connected, intelligent, autonomous vehicles (CV/IV/AV), evaluate the purpose, determine where they fit into the ITS structure, and understand the basic operations.  

  • 01: Intelligent Vehicle Module Overview – 0:35 
  • 02: Intelligent Vehicles and Transportation System Management – 12:40 
  • 03: Data Capture/Management & Dynamic Mobility Applications – 3:22 
  • 04: Intelligent Vehicle Road Side Equipment (RSE) and On Board Units (OBU) – 2:49 
  • 05: Future of Intelligent Vehicles – 25:17
  • 06: Check Your Understanding – 0:22+ (not including quiz) 
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Module 5: Network Communication  

Learners will be able to describe, relate the purpose, identify, and explain the order of operations of network communications after this module.  

  • 01: Transportation Communications Network Module Overview – 0:39 
  • 02: Wired Technologies: Fiber Optic Cable – 27:11 
  • 03: Wired Technologies: Coaxial – 31:21
  • 04: Wired ITS: Ethernet – 41:39 
  • 05: Wired ITS: Leased Communications – 18:11 
  • 06: Wireless ITS: Spread Spectrum Radio Networks – 15:01 
  • 07: Wireless Technologies: WiFi/WiMAX – 20:01
  • 08: Wireless ITS: Cellular – 10:02 
  • 09: Check Your Understanding – 0:39+ (not including quiz) 


Module 6: Freeway Management Applications  

After completing this module, learners will be able to identify, describe the purpose of, and connect the order of freeway management operations to ITS.  

  • • 01: ITS Freeway Management Overview – 0:53 
  • 02: Traffic Flow & Ramp Meters – 6:27
  • 03: Dynamic Message Signs & Highway Advisory Radio –18:47 
  • 04: Managed Lanes – 23:27 
  • 05: Active Traffic Management Systems – 11:04 
  • 06: Check Your Understanding – 0:45+ (not including quiz)  
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Module 7: Arterial Management Applications  

Following this module, learners will discover arterial management systems, associate their purpose within the ITS, connect them within ITS, and summarize the operations of arterial management. 

  • 01: ITS Arterial Management Overview – 0:43 
  • 02: Managing Arterial Systems – 4:10 
  • 03: Arterial Systems and Traffic Signals – 19:22 
  • 04: Traffic Signal Preemption – 13:05 
  • 05: Parking Management – 5:47 
  • 06: Check Your Understanding – 0:45+ (not including quiz)t  

Module 8: Road Weather Management  

Learners will be able to recognize, discover the purpose of, and distinguish the order of operations for road weather management in this module.  

  • 01: Introduction to RWIS Overview – 1:15
  • 02: Effects of weather on Traffic – 6:34
  • 03: Environmental Sensing Stations – 1:56 
  • 04: Advisory Applications and Control Strategies – 18:28 
  • 05: Check Your Understanding – 0:35+ (not including quiz)
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Module 9: Mass Transit  

Following this module, learners will achieve understanding of mass transit technologies within ITS, identify why and where mass transit exists, and recognize the transit technologies and operations.  

  • 01: Introduction to ITS Mass Transit Overview – 0:56 
  • 02: Fleet Management – 17:30 
  • 03: Traveler Information – 3:52 
  • 04: Mass Transit ITS Safety & Security – 5:05 
  • 05: ITS Automated Fare Payment – 1:19
  • 06: Check Your Understanding –0:37+ (not including quiz)  

Module 10: Freight Management  

This module will provide learners with an appreciation of commercial highway vehicle operations within intelligent transportation systems, determine where commercial freight fits into ITS, identify the functions of freight management, and discover the order of operations of commercial freight within the ITS system.  

  • 01: Introduction to ITS Freight Management Module Overview – 0:31
  • 02: ITS Tech for Freight Management and Commercial Operations – 5:40 
  • 03: Business Benefits of ITS Freight Management – 19:18 
  • 04: Check Your Understanding – 0:45+ (not including quiz)  


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Additional Features

For Organizational and Premium Members the following features and resources are included!

High-Tech-How-To Video Library

Gain unlimited access to step-by-step tutorials on things like how to Terminate an RJ45 Cable, Wireless Radio Antenna Installation, or Conflict Monitor Calibration. With your Organizational or Premium Membership you get 1 custom video that will be created with your input that will get added to the library at no additional cost. 

With all the members bringing their ideas and needs to the table we will create a wealth of resources you can access on your smart phone in the field or in the shop. Watch it, pause it, rewind it, and even ask questions in the comments.

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Discussion Forum - Global and Premium Access Closed Group

What is a ....? How do you get that ..... to work? What did you hook up to the .....? What do you do when...? Whatever you do, DO NOT PRESS THE......  

Transportation Tech offers a discussion group for technicians from around the country to weigh in on basic, detailed, or random questions. For Premium Members we will set up an Organizational Members ONLY discussion forum that only your team can access during the training in the event you have specific materials, virtual working groups, or areas of focus you wanted only YOUR staff to be able to see.

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Customize the Log-In Screen with Your Logo

There is no place like home and providing your team with your agency's logo and branding on the home screen gives your staff a professional experience from the first click. Note for Premium Members Only.

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Create a Custom Course Path for Your Agency

If you want to remove modules or reorganize the course layout for your staff, we can make edits and create a new educational experience just for your team. Note for Premium Members Only. Or if you want us to create a custom module just for you - please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we'll contact you to set up a meeting to discuss the details!

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View & Monitor Staff Progress

Did he get that done yet? Where is she at with her staff on-boarding? Trust but verify...

We provide managers the opportunity to monitor staff progress as well as comments in the chat rooms. From direct supervisors to the HR director - oversee staff progress in completing their training. Note for Premium Members Only.

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For Organizational and Premium Members the following BONUS ITEMS are included!


As part of your Organizational or Premium Membership we will make a 5-10 minute video on an item of your choice (as long as it is related to ITS). 

We work with you step by step to capture the content from a cell phone, your communications department or even a word doc and we create the video with up to 2 revisions. This is a minimum $500 VALUE - FREE and it will be shared in the High-Tech How-To Library for the industry to benefit.


With a $130B industry coming - we're going to need the best, brightest, and hardest working talent available in ITS and related fields. However, the jobs and firms working in the field can be hard to find and understand for new graduates. 

Put your organization front and center and let all current students and faculty who take our online program know it is your support that is making it FREE for them to use. 

Premium members will have a large logo on the student log-in screen and Organizational members will have a smaller logo. Both sponsors logos will link back to the site of your choice for the students to learn more.

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Trying to get qualified applicants for ITS positions in today's market can be so frustrating and a massive waste of time and paper. 

Get your position openings listed for up to 90 days on the student platform FREE and included in our Academic Facebook Group posting for students and faculty. This is also critical for demonstrating to our academic partners the demand for staff in this field.

Who is behind Transportation Tech & ITS Basic Training? 

Transportation Tech: ITS Basic Training - Bootcamp for your Traffic Team was created by Integrated Global Dimensions, an innovative multi-disciplinary woman owned, small business headquartered in Nebraska. 

IGD is led by President & CEO, Valerie Lefler. She worked over 13 years in transportation research management before launching IGD. One of Valerie's first jobs in college was helping organize the ITS Heartland Annual Meeting. Valerie is honored to have the opportunity to give back to the industry and everyone who shared their passion of ITS innovation with her. 

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IGD was competitively selected by the US DOT Small Business Innovation and Research Program and FHWA ITS Professional Capacity Building Department to design and publish Transportation Tech.

IGD collaborated with Metropolitan Community College, Innovation Workforce Division in creating the training. A special Thank You to Dr. Tom Pensebene and curriculum expert Karen Wegner.

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We also would like to thank the at least 50 ITS experts who visited with us in creating the training program! Special thank you to:

  • City of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Kansas City SCOUT
  • Nebraska Department of Transportation
  • New York City Department of Transportation 
  • US DOT Volpe Center
  • Washington Department of Transportation 
  • Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • And many many more!